JULY 2017 | MONTREAL
TRANSIT • BUS WRAP
JUNE 26 – JULY 23 | QUEBEC CITY
TRANSIT • BUS WRAP
La Bête, a Quebec City bar and steakhouse, collaborated with Astral Out of Home on an impactful campaign for a period of 8 weeks in the summer of 2017. On the RTC’s 800 line, we created the very first Metrobus wrap. The 800 line runs through most of the city’s major arteries and stops very close to the restaurant itself, guaranteeing lots of visibility all summer long, during festivals and the vacation season.
By wrapping the side and back of the articulated bus, and then adding a king poster, the client reached their goal of promoting its ready-to-eat take-out service.
Creative Agency: HATEM
APRIL 2017 | MONTREAL
TRANSIT + OUTDOOR • MURAL + HORIZONTAL
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Unibroue invited 5 illustrators to put their own unique spin on the microbrewery’s famous beers. In collaboration with Astral Out of Home, the artists were asked to draw directly on the ad faces of two 10×20-foot horizontal billboards to create their personalized version of the Quebec brewery’s iconic beer labels. The creative execution took two full days to complete. The campaign was also deployed on backlit posters in Montreal’s Sherbrooke and McGill metro stations, as well as in the 1000 de la Gauchetière office building.
Agency: dada communications
Video production: Bif Productions
Artists: Rupert Bottenberg, Jason Botkin, Jérémie Lemarbre, Mélodie Lehoux et Raphaële Bard
APRIL 17 – MAY 15* | MONTREAL
TRANSIT • McGILL STATION
Desjardins Assurances teamed up with Astral Out of Home to show commuters that water damage can happen anytime – even when they’re away from home. With its new program “Alerte”, it is now possible to receive a real-time notification on your smart phone whenever there’s a flooding at your house. Using a digital mural at McGill metro station and a large Métrovision board hanging right above, we coordinated both faces to give the illusion of water flowing from one to the other. As water continued to “fall”, the digital mural filled up until the water level reached the top of the Métrovision screen.
Desjardins Assurances supported this execution by wrapping 4 station pillars, as well as 3 full platform walls.
*Due to the recent flooding incidents, Desjardins Assurances quickly withdrew its campaign out of respect for the victims. *
Creative Agency: lg2
Media Agency: Touché
MARCH 27 – JUNE 25| MONTREAL
TRANSIT • SUBWAY CAR WRAP
To promote its brand-new show called “VOLTA”, Cirque du Soleil teamed with up Astral Out of Home to take over the McGill metro station and a few Montreal subway cars. The concept behind “VOLTA” is to immerse spectators in a fascinating story about freedom of choice and the uncontrollable power of destiny. The Montreal metro seemed like the perfect venue to give commuters a preview of Cirque’s latest thrill ride.
The campaign included an impressive takeover of McGill station, as well as backlit station posters, platform posters, digital ads on the Métrovision network, and 3 subway car wraps. Outdoor signage was also developed, using horizontal, vertical and superboard formats.
“VOLTA” is playing in the Old Port of Montreal until July 23.
Creative Agency: Cirque du Soleil
Media Agency: Evenko
OCTOBER 2016 | LONGUEUIL
TRANSIT • TSA
For a third consecutive year, Sid Lee worked on a campaign for Réno-Dépôt, highlighting the Sico paint colors available in-store. This year’s execution was first carried out in an RTL bus shelter in Longueuil, on the south shore of Montreal. An interactive screen captured the colours of cars, commuters and so much more in real-time, and then combined them with the range of Sico colours before being used in a 45-second commercial.
This campaign follows a 2014 initiative, where Réno-Dépôt and Sid Lee designed a way to capture the colour of the sky in real-time before matching it to a colour from the Sico paint range on a large format digital board.
Creative agency: Sid Lee
Media agency: Sid Lee Média
Video production: Sid Lee Studio
MARCH 13 – APRIL 10 | MONTREAL
TRANSIT • 1000 DE LA GAUCHETIÈRE
Sid Lee and SAQ, in collaboration with Astral Out of Home, unveiled a new installation located at 1000 De la Gauchetière to highlight the large quantity of products offered online at SAQ.com.
Using a simple optical illusion, a high-traffic underground hallway was wrapped to look like a wine cellar of infinite depth. Each product showcased also had a matching barcode that could be scanned by the SAQ mobile app, allowing immediate purchase.
A special high-end section was also integrated into the mural, to promote the very exclusive products also available online at SAQ.com.
Adding onto previous successful campaigns with SAQ, this one really stood out because of its new and unique method of execution.
Creative agency: Sid Lee
Media agency: Sid Lee Média
JANUARY 16 – FEBRUARY 13 | MONTREAL
TRANSIT • DIGITAL MURAL
By making use of Momentum, Astral Out of Home’s dynamic digital content service, Desjardins was able to promote how quick and easy it is to use their app for submitting insurance claims. Digital murals within the Montréal subway system were updated in real-time, showing the estimated minute arrival of the next train. This tailored digital messaging encouraged commuters to make use of the Desjardins app while they waited.
Media agency: Touché
Creative agency: LG2
NOV 7 – FEB 26 | QUÉBEC CITY
TRANSIT • FULL BUS WRAP
Le Massif, in Charlevoix, the highest vertical East of the Canadian Rockies, wanted to attract skiers from the Quebec City area, especially those impatiently awaiting the beginning of the season. Astral Out of Home wrapped an entire RTC (Réseau de Transport de la Capitale) bus, in collaboration with the agency Kabane, which developed the concept. The objective was to transport skiing enthusiasts into the spectacular scenery of Le Massif and whet their appetite for the new season, while reminding them that the ski hill is only 80 km from the provincial capital. The campaign can currently be spotted throughout Quebec City on the RTC bus fleet. A video was also produced for social media.
Creative Agency: Kabane
Advertiser: Le Massif de Charlevoix – Katherine Laflamme
Creative Direction: Simon Litalien
Copywriter: Alexis Thériault-Laliberté, Antoine Bénéteau
Artistic Direction: Éric Forest
Strategy: Alexis Thériault-Laliberté, Julie-Tremblay-Potvin
Production and editing: Bruno Marchand
Sound: Studio Expression
Client service: Émilie Claveau
NOV 28 – DEC 25 | MONTREAL
TRANSIT • INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MURAL MCGILL STATION
Astral Out of Home worked with the Société des Casinos du Québec and Cossette to create an interactive experience on a digital mural in McGill metro station. 3D motion-capture technology was used to attract the attention of passers-by with an image that mimiced their movements. People were then invited to play an interactive game where they had to catch as many pieces of confetti as possible in 20 seconds, as our camera filmed their arm movements. Each participant’s score was displayed live on screen, and the goal was to beat the previous high score. This playful and effective way reminded commuters of the fun and excitement associated with casino gaming.
Media Agency: Cossette Communication-Marketing
Creative Agency: Cossette Communication-Marketing
NOV 21 – JAN 1st | MONTREAL
TRANSIT • MC GILL STATION DOMINATION
Commuters passing through the McGill metro station certainly won’t fail to notice this station wrap during the holiday season. Every turnstile, booth and barricade has vinyl decals displaying the Coca-Cola brand, and 4 oversized murals have been set up at carefully selected locations inside the station. Maximum visibility will be provided during this very busy time of year in strategic areas within close proximity of all downtown’s biggest stores. Leveraging its French tagline “Savoure l’instant”, Coca-Cola wants to remind metro commuters to savour every moment when they’re doing their holiday shopping.
Media Agency: UM Canada (Universal McCann)
Creative Agency: Craft Toronto
OCT 17 – NOV 13 | MONTREAL
TRANSIT • INTERACTIVE FLOOR PANEL AND DOMINATION
At the start of the new Montreal Canadiens season, RDS teamed up with Astral Out of Home to spread hockey fever among mass transit users. A skating rink was installed in the lobby of the 1000 de la Gauchetière building, with an interactive projector that simulated the effect of ice cracking under the footsteps of passers-by – a spectacular effect referencing the Bell Centre skating surface. Also, the RDS “dressing room” dominated the Bonaventure metro station and highlighted the sports channel’s flagship shows, including the primetime hits “Le 5@7”, “HOCKEY 360” and “L’ANTICHAMBRE”, which are all #1 in their respective timeslots. The enormous, 50-foot-long players’ bench was located on the subway platform, in the direction of Côte-Vertu. The wrap execution continued with a series of campaign posters positioned throughout the station, which leads to the Bell Centre. This marketing offensive was completely created and executed through a collaboration between Bell Media’s internal agency and Astral Out of Home.
Media Agency: Bell Media
Creative Agency: Bell Media
SEPT 19 – OCT 16 | MONTREAL
TRANSIT • STATION DOMINATION
RED BULL IMMERSES YOU INTO MUSIC
To celebrate the Red Bull Music Academy 18th anniversary, a 185 feet full coverup was installed on every wall angles of the Place-des-Arts subway platform, in both directions. We took advantage of some structures that we’ve never used previously for this specific project. The final result is simply breathtaking. A gigantic mural of 68 feet by 16 feet was also installed at the Sherbrooke station, as well as several backlits and posters throughout the subway network.
Creative agency : Baillat
Media agency: Touché!
SEPT 5 – NOV 6 | MONTREAL
TRANSIT • WRAPPED DIGITAL MURALS + PLATFORM POSTERS WITH VINYL EXTENSIONS
GAZ METRO PROMOTES RENEWABLE ENERGY
To put forward the ecological use of renewable energy and natural gas, Gas Métro decided to work with the Astral Out of Home Transit products to create an impact to possible customers. A total of 6 digitals murals were wrapped in the Montreal subway, the 1000 de la Gauchetière and the Central Station. In addition, a nifty vinyl wrap around a dual platform poster at the Berri subway station transforms efficiently both posters to a trailer truck.
Creative agency : Cossette
Media agency: Cossette